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Posts tagged Gestures

August 16, 2013

 

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Want To Be Better At Math? Use Hand Gestures!

It sure seems like we focus a lot on math in school...so why do our kids lag behind?

September 21, 2010

 

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Orangutan Charades: How Orangutans Communicate

Raspberries, kiss squeaks, and grumphs are all noises made by orangutans. Learn how orangutans communicate and use gestures.

June 11, 2006

 

women talking with hands

Gestures

They help us to communicate information more clearly, and they can make that information more memorable to our listeners.

September 27, 2003

 

Babies and Birds

Today on A Moment of Science, we discuss what babies learning to talk and birds have in common.

September 27, 2003

 

Here, Boy!

Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably [...]

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